The business idea was born when today's CEO Anja Graf managed her own modelling agency and was looking for furnished rooms for her models to stay in. However, these were difficult to find, so she decided to furnish apartments herself. When renowned companies became interested in her furnished apartments, the business idea was born. In 1999, she opened the first completely furnished apartment building in Zurich's Kreis 4 district and launched VISIONAPARTMENTS. Today, the company has over 20 years of experience in providing serviced accommodation.
With intention to strengthen our position in Switzerland, VISIONAPARTMENTS acquires another property in Zug and Fleming's Hotel in Zurich. On top of our standard offer, the new acquisition in Zurich features additionally a La Lup restaurant. In the same year, VISIONAPARTMENTS expands further to St. Gallen with 69 flats
VISIONAPARTMENTS successfully acquired the former Ramada Bucharest Majestic Hotel (with 111 rooms) in the best city location in Bucharest. Then, in July, there was the opening of a new property with 127 studios in Basel. In addition, November brought another acquisition of two buildings, the former Ibis Styles Hotels, offering 82 apartments in the heart of Geneva.
During this challenging year, VISIONAPARTMENTS managed to sign a ten-year rental agreement and continued to operate the 56 modern, furnished apartments in Lucerne. Furthermore, Dream Apartments becomes VISIONAPARTMENTS global partner, and company’s portfolio expands even further.
In 2019 VISIONAPARTMENTS introduced a new, in-house built Property Management System, VMS (Vision Management System), tailored to the apartments industry. In the past, the company used a property management system based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 Classic. This program was outdated and lacking some key functionalities. With VMS, managing properties became much easier as it offers a vast variety of key functions.
With the new openings in Zug and Lausanne St. Sulpice, VISIONAPARTMENTS further increases its portfolio. Additionally, the company opened its state-of-art shared offices. Meanwhile, the global network continues to grow, featuring serviced apartments partners in almost 100 countries and 850 cities worldwide. A total of 130,000 professional business accommodation across the globe can be booked on visionapartments.com.
Real estate projects in Basel and Lausanne St. Sulpice follow. The number of official international partner companies grows to 100 in 120 cities and 55 countries offering at total 17,800+ serviced apartments.
Contracts are signed for new real estate projects in Frankfurt and Vevey. VISIONAPARTMENTS welcomes first official serviced apartment partner companies to enhance global presence. Full renovation of residential building in Militärstrasse, Zurich.
The management team is reorganized and expanded to set the stage for further growth.
The company also begins welcoming guests in Munich.
VISIONAPARTMENTS establishes itself in French-speaking Switzerland through the opening of two apartment houses in Lausanne.
Anja Graf founds VISIONAPARTMENTS and opens the first fully furnished lifestyle residence in Zurich's 4th District.